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Star Calendar - June 2017 | Star Calendar
Star Calendar June 2017 Star Planets: Moon appears at First Quarter as the month opens, stands over Jupiter on the 3rd, and is then Full with Saturn on the 9th. Early risers will be treated to a complementary pairing with Venus on the 20th and 21st, the complement being of crescent/gibbous, wane and wax. Mercury celebrates our solstice from the far side of the Sun as he makes superior conjunction on the 21st. Venus shows her First Quarter on the 5th, then waxes as she draws nearer the Sun. Early summer sunrises, made earlier by meddling with the clocks, makes sightings less common. Sun now reigns above the horizon 15 hours a day (in Spring Valley), varying by only 11 minutes this month. On the Solstice he stands between the stars Betelgeuse and Menkalinon — if you can recall seeing them as winter wound down; Betelgeuse is the brighter armpit of Orion and Menkalinon is that other Aurigan star one sees when looking for yellow Capella along the great Arc of Capella. The former stands